Forward Thinking

Laveta TerraceDo you ever feel like you spend more time planning your future than you spend living your present? This is my constant struggle. Part of it is due to my nature (I plan everything), part of it is due to my job of being a parent (parents need to be forward thinking all the time) and last of it is due to my day-job (advertising requires constant planning sometimes an entire year into the future for media plans). I plan because I believe it will free up my time if I plan things in advance, but it takes a lot of time to planĀ things, so it’s a vicious cycle. Jesus calls us to live in the present and trust in Him for the future. I find that when I focus on Him, I am able to let go of my forward thinking for a moment and it is then that I am able to truly be at peace. Knowing that “a man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps” gives me peace because it reminds me that I don’t have to be responsible for planning everything. God has a plan, I need only to submit to itĀ and live.